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  1. Every now and then I get lazy and do not properly...

    Every now and then I get lazy and do not properly store the lines. Then I always remember why I should ;)
  2. Thread: Recommend a Tarp

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    Check out all the different manufacturers that...

    Check out all the different manufacturers that make hex tarps. Hard to go wrong
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    Three for me. Soon there will be so many hammocks...

    Three for me. Soon there will be so many hammocks out there trees will be in short supply :scared::laugh:
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    WTB: Not sure where you are headed, but a lot of...

    Not sure where you are headed, but a lot of places rent them. Might save the hassle of flying or buying them. I rented one for my son last time we went out to RMNP at a local outfitter.
  5. Spot on!

    Spot on!
  6. I agree that the chance of forgetting the tree...

    I agree that the chance of forgetting the tree huggers is a lot easier if disconnected from the hammock. The other thing you may have noticed is the adjusting of kevlar straps. They don't feed as...
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    The wait doesn't matter anymore once you have it....

    The wait doesn't matter anymore once you have it. I use mine on backpacking trips only. Other then that a silnylon tarp comes out. My feeling with cuben is that it is fragile. I poked a hole in mine...
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    Wish I had known :( Instead I drove 325 miles...

    Wish I had known :( Instead I drove 325 miles south to pick up my daughter from college. I had the choice :unsure:
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    Enjoy your new shinny bikes boys :)

    Enjoy your new shinny bikes boys :)
  10. Thread: Hello from Germany

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    Welcome from across the sea :) So much info to...

    Welcome from across the sea :) So much info to learn and things to try. Have fun!
  11. Thread: Extreme Hammocking

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    Next group hang!

    Next group hang!
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    For what it's worth, I would sell my Superfly...

    For what it's worth, I would sell my Superfly before I sell my MacCat Deluxe
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    We know SS. It's time to let it go.

    We know SS. It's time to let it go.
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    What is the weight of the poles?

    What is the weight of the poles?
  15. Cool ice formations and really enjoyed the...

    Cool ice formations and really enjoyed the river:thumbup1:
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    I could see being down in Texas not wanting a...

    I could see being down in Texas not wanting a huge tarp. Stick with the hex tarps. They will cover you without an issue. I've closed off one end of a MacCat deluxe before. it was tight, but it kept...
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    I tried it, but I found things were always...

    I tried it, but I found things were always falling out. I would rather leave the bug net mostly open and also have use of the shelf with the BB.
  18. Did anyone else get to see this "tent"? Bannana...

    Did anyone else get to see this "tent"? Bannana went up in it. 107240
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    This past weekend I slept really well in a 10'...

    This past weekend I slept really well in a 10' WBBB. I've tried out a WB XLC and an 11' DH TB. I liked the Thunderbird much better and enjoyed the length, but sold it to get different options....
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    Thanks for all your inputs. The video shows it...

    Thanks for all your inputs. The video shows it well and yes Dakota that is what I meant. So now I am thinking, how wide is to wide? I've read a couple of posts with folks complaining about too much...
  21. Here are a few pictures ...

    Here are a few pictures

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    So really what is the difference. With the 11'er...

    So really what is the difference. With the 11'er is the fabric wider from head to toe because the usable, less tied off part is longer? So what is the real difference if using a wider 10'er? There...
  23. Had a great time seeing past friends and meeting...

    Had a great time seeing past friends and meeting new ones. Good hiking, good napping and good times around the fire.
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    Best way it was described to me and I agree, is...

    Best way it was described to me and I agree, is that the HG is a little more stream lined and the UGQ a bit more cozy. Both are awesome quilts. Either way you can't go wrong. I'd say buy on of each :)
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    I have a OES MacCat Deluxe. It is one of three...

    I have a OES MacCat Deluxe. It is one of three OES tarps I own. I also have a WB Superfly. Not that I think the Superfly wouldn't hold up to the weather, but there is something IMO about OES tarps...
  26. Looks like you had an awesome time along with...

    Looks like you had an awesome time along with beautiful scenery. Loved the closing shots. And yes, the memories are the best part of it all :)
  27. Thread: Whooooo Buddy ))))

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    Got mine too!! :)

    Got mine too!! :)
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    I wouldn't be concerned using a hex as far as...

    I wouldn't be concerned using a hex as far as staying dry. When I use a larger tarp it's to stop wind from chilling me or privacy at a group hang. Nothing more.
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    I have been through a couple of good storms with...

    I have been through a couple of good storms with wind and rain using a MacCat Deluxe. Believe it or not I have closed off one of the ends. It is very close and the hammock was hung high under the...
  30. [QUOTE=riverjoe;1429702]Here is the shortcut...

    [QUOTE=riverjoe;1429702]Here is the shortcut trail from the 2nd parking lot . This lot is about a mile and change east of the fire tower on your left .

    You will see a trail headed north east from...
  31. Thread: HyperD 1.6 Review

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    How well does 1.6 single layer work with...

    How well does 1.6 single layer work with mosquitoes? do you need to treat the backside to prevent bits?
  32. Thinking about bring the Lazy-boy ;)

    Thinking about bring the Lazy-boy ;)
  33. What are the approximate distances hiking in from...

    What are the approximate distances hiking in from both lots?
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    It's going to be fun to wear! :D

    It's going to be fun to wear! :D
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    Bring bug juice. You will need it. I encountered...

    Bring bug juice. You will need it. I encountered some of the most intense population of mosquitos on that island. It was either May or June. I can't remember, but it was bad!
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    Poll: If it is a small lot won't it fill up? Is there...

    If it is a small lot won't it fill up? Is there additional parking on the side of the road? My other thought is to let the folks that can't hike as far park closer. How long of a hike is it from the...
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    Poll: I didn't notice a parking area. Do you park by...

    I didn't notice a parking area. Do you park by the lookout tower?
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    Poll: Was the destination determined?

    Was the destination determined?
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    Poll: I think that kind of sticks. You should pick the...

    I think that kind of sticks. You should pick the weekend that you can make it.
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    Poll: I didn't know there was a restriction of ten....

    I didn't know there was a restriction of ten. What if we were all going seperately?
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    SOLD: Sold to Barchetta

    Sold to Barchetta
  42. Thread: Mods on YOUR DH

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    What about different storage pockets? Zilla you...

    What about different storage pockets? Zilla you mentioned a beverage holder? I guessing water bottle friendly? ;). Are these all sewn onto the side of the hammock or are they on the RL?

    I'm also...
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    SOLD: Lefty XLC with top cover for sale

    Warbonnett Blackbird XLC 11
    Double layer 1.1 ($200 value)
    Left lay (think it is around $25 or more value)
    Winter top cover ($65 value)
    Strap suspension
    Gently used, in good shape
    $210
  44. Thread: Mods on YOUR DH

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    I have been giving it much thought as well....

    I have been giving it much thought as well. Looking into buying a Roaming Gnome. I'm torn between a wide 10'er or an 11'er.

    As far as options go, I would like at least a top gear loop, peak shelf,...
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    Dream Hammock makes an 11 footer. The thing I...

    Dream Hammock makes an 11 footer. The thing I liked better about it compared to the XLC is the netting doesn't hang as much in your face. Keep in mind I don't use the side pull outs. They also have...
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    I repaired my CF tarp with it. Very hard to find...

    I repaired my CF tarp with it. Very hard to find and it never came off.
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    Poll: I'm good for both dates

    I'm good for both dates
  48. Thread: UQs: HG vs UGQ

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    They are both quality products. You can't go...

    They are both quality products. You can't go wrong.
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    I also think down breathes better then synthetic...

    I also think down breathes better then synthetic leaving you with a less clammy feel. The water resistant down is pretty good stuff. You may not need a 0* UQ for the few times the weather is cold...
  50. That's what happens when you make ice in...

    That's what happens when you make ice in Georgia:scared:

    UQ feel so much better then a pad. You will enjoy it.
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